Shadow Warrior 3 will launch on March 1, in keeping with its listing on the Microsoft Retailer. You can write it off as placeholder textual content, however the Microsoft Retailer is notoriously leaky relating to publishing launch dates earlier than they’re formally introduced, so I’ll place my cash on it being right.
In line with the Microsoft Retailer itemizing, pre-ordering Shadow Warrior 3 may also get you the primary two rebooted video games free, in addition to a Restricted Version Katana Pores and skin. Positive, you will have picked up these video games both free or extraordinarily low-cost over the previous couple of years, however that is about as beneficiant as pre-order bonuses come.
Flying Wild Hog’s third Shadow Warrior recreation was meant to launch final 12 months, earlier than it was moved into 2022 with an ‘official delay trailer‘. Named so, presumably to tell apart it from all these pesky unofficial delay trailers. This newest recreation will get rid of a number of the extra controversial elements of Shadow Warrior 2, mainly its give attention to loot. As an alternative, it will extra intently resemble the primary recreation, with its pretty linear, gung ho strategy.
“We do not wish to draw the participant’s consideration away from the motion,” recreation designer Pawel Kowalewski told us in 2020. “We do not need anybody standing in place for 5 minutes questioning what improve they need to placed on their weapon to extend some stat for no matter p.c. We’re going again to the primary Shadow Warrior, however we’re upgrading the whole lot.”
The extended gameplay trailer undoubtedly bears that out: it seems to be like an extremely quick, very violent, and joyously silly videogame—as has typically been the case with the Shadow Warrior collection, which was initially a Nineteen Nineties Construct engine recreation. It seems to be like we’ll discover out for certain come March.